Office of the Solicitor General

State no longer liable for police misconduct

The Office of the Solicitor General said approximately 3 quarters of the K400 million in claims involve the police.

Following the review of the ‘Claims By and Against the State Act 1996’, Morobe Provincial Police Commander, Superintendent Jacob Singura, told his officers that they will now be held personally accountable for their actions.

“Any civil suits, it will have to come out of our own pockets,” he stated. “So displa singaut, em minim olsem, we have to be professional, in the real sense.